Dr. Edwino S. Fernando is MNH's curator for Palms and other Forest Plants. Fernando is currently Professor 12 at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources,University of the Philippines Los Baños. Edwino is a forest botanist  and plant taxonomist and specialized in the following areas: Biodiversity & Protected Areas, Biodiversity Conservation Policy and Planning, and Conservation Biology and Plant Genetic Resources.

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Prof. Castillo is MNH's curator for Native Forest Trees. He is at present Assistant Professor 7 at the Department of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB. Manuel finished his studies in UPLB: PhD in Forestry:  Forest Biological Sciences (Forest Taxonomy -Floristics); Master of Forestry; and BS in Forestry.

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